Wrightsville man could get prison for owning body armor, officials say

Nov 18, 2010 Read more: The York Daily Record 34
A York County man was charged Wednesday with illegally possessing body armor, according to the United States Attorney's Office. Read more
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York, PA

#1 Nov 18, 2010
Ps..this is the guy that used to (still does?) dress up in lederhosen and Nazi uniforms and parade around Wrightsville. He is also a rather vocal white supremacist.
Hoping he ends up in jail. <3
Mr Final Word

Dillsburg, PA

#2 Nov 18, 2010
SO it's against the law to prevent bullets from entering your body now, if you have a criminal conviction. Brilliant.
heh

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Nov 18, 2010
so the problem here is that he is a convicted felon and not that he merely purchased a flak jacket.
JTW

Cockeysville, MD

#4 Nov 18, 2010
Really, you think he needs to go to jail for owning an article of clothing ?

Since: Aug 08

Lebanon, PA

#5 Nov 18, 2010
maybe he wears it to church on sundays
Army Veteran

United States

#6 Nov 18, 2010
So what would a white supremecist, convicted felon whacko want to do with a ballistic armor vest? Survive a shootout with LEOs, that's what.
It's against the law, he purchased the article, lock him up... case closed.
Topher

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Nov 18, 2010
"Cook has previous convictions for making terroristic threats and destroying property, the release states, and by federal law is prohibited from owning body armor."

Sounds like some of the cops I know.
karasu

Richland, WA

#8 Nov 18, 2010
Army Veteran wrote:
So what would a white supremecist, convicted felon whacko want to do with a ballistic armor vest? Survive a shootout with LEOs, that's what.
It's against the law, he purchased the article, lock him up... case closed.
Oh, I see: anyone who worries that they may be shot and wants to protect themselves in a passive, private way, is suspect no, wait, not just suspect ... GUILTY! What's next? Arresting people for locking their doors, on the pretext that a LEO may be inconvenienced or delayed in entering?

But of course we have to have "special rules" for "white supremacists" and "whackos" don't we, Army Veteran?

Since: Feb 08

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#9 Nov 18, 2010
heh wrote:
so the problem here is that he is a convicted felon and not that he merely purchased a flak jacket.
The article states he purchased a "ballistic vest" not a flak jacket. There is a BIG difference between the two. A flak jacket is design to stop shrapnel only not a bullets.

The majority of companies that make bullet proof vest will not sell them to anyone unless the can prove the are in law enforcement, military or security and are required to have them.

Does anyone else remember the guys in L.A that robbed the bank and had body armor wrapped around them and the number of police killed and wounded?

This guy is not the first convicted felon in PA to be arrested for possession of body armor. There was a guy in Philly a couple of years ago now he is back in jail.
Pablo

York Haven, PA

#10 Nov 18, 2010
karasu wrote:
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Oh, I see: anyone who worries that they may be shot and wants to protect themselves in a passive, private way, is suspect no, wait, not just suspect ... GUILTY! What's next? Arresting people for locking their doors, on the pretext that a LEO may be inconvenienced or delayed in entering?
But of course we have to have "special rules" for "white supremacists" and "whackos" don't we, Army Veteran?
You can own and wear body armor, as long as you are not a felon. Felons cannot own firearms either.
Mo Money

York, PA

#11 Nov 18, 2010
karasu wrote:
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Oh, I see: anyone who worries that they may be shot and wants to protect themselves in a passive, private way, is suspect no, wait, not just suspect ... GUILTY! What's next? Arresting people for locking their doors, on the pretext that a LEO may be inconvenienced or delayed in entering?
But of course we have to have "special rules" for "white supremacists" and "whackos" don't we, Army Veteran?
So you don't have a problem with an excon illegally owning body amor?

If he were a law abiding citzen then I would totally agree, but this dude?
Mail Man

Ocean City, NJ

#12 Nov 18, 2010
Big Brother. Selling guns is legal and depends if you abide by the law.
lawless

Red Lion, PA

#13 Nov 18, 2010
I don't have a record so can I still buy one to wear to York city when I must visit?
Ummm yea

York, PA

#14 Nov 18, 2010
lawless wrote:
I don't have a record so can I still buy one to wear to York city when I must visit?
Yes, and you probably should LOL
MeatLoaf

Dover, PA

#15 Nov 18, 2010
In Wrightsville thats fashionable!
karasu

Ashland, OR

#16 Nov 18, 2010
Pablo wrote:
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You can own and wear body armor, as long as you are not a felon. Felons cannot own firearms either.
Yes, that's true. But weapons project force. Body armor protects against force. It is passive. The idea that someone wearing body armor will feel emboldened to act violently is a presumption of guilt.
karasu

Ashland, OR

#17 Nov 18, 2010
Mo Money wrote:
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So you don't have a problem with an excon illegally owning body amor?
If he were a law abiding citzen then I would totally agree, but this dude?
I have a problem with a law that deprives anyone, regardless of his past record, from protecting themselves in a passive way. What's next? No helmets for protestors who have misdemeanor convictions for "unlawful assembly" or "disturbing the peace?"

By small degrees, we are becoming a police state.
Local Citizen

Lancaster, PA

#18 Nov 18, 2010
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Chip, chip, chip..........
karasu

Ashland, OR

#19 Nov 18, 2010
Just for fun, Google "Ridiculous Felonies" and read some of the crimes that fall into the "felony" category.

Like this one:

Four teens charged with tagging Chicago Police memorial
August 26, 2009

Four teenagers were charged with felonies Wednesday night, accused of spray-painting graffiti on a memorial near Soldier Field honoring slain Chicago police officers and their families.

Police arrested two 17-year-old girls, an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, said Chicago News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick.
Just a guess

York, PA

#20 Nov 18, 2010
The feds want to be able to shoot the guy in case they feel the need, and they don't want him to have body armor to stop the bullets. I can't think of any other reason for him not being able to own it. It's passive defense, so he can't really hurt anyone with it.

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